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CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
than watched president obama -- then senator obama and senator mccain. tonight, of course, biden will be facing off against ryan. we'll see if there's as much interest on the part of the public but certainly on the part of the campaign there is intense interest. biden has to reverse the slide of support that has occurred since president obama's lackluster performance when he faced off against mitt romney in the first debate. and ryan will be trying to make sure he doesn't go off message that he maintains a very strict discipline with respect to mitt romney's positions. ryan of course has put forth some budgetary proposals that romney has said listen, i'm the guy in charge, i'm going to be the one who will make sure that the policies that are in place will be my policies. so ryan is going to have to make sure he is in sync with romney. but all in all, you know, romney has the momentum now and we'll see how it turns out tonight. >> you talked about the strategy. we are watching the presidential debate and there weren't too many sparks flying in that debate. do you think that's goi
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 10:00am PDT
if barack obama win virginia i'd been hard pressed to see george alan winning the senate race. there are not that many president obama/george alan voter fopz fvote vot voters. remember we're talking about 50, 70, 110,000 votes, maybe that can make the difference in some of the places. so i think people will make a decision between you know, tim kaine and george alan but who turns out, who votes, what the composition electorate look like? it can matter the margins and the margins may be where the raise decided. one quick thing to chuck's point about people who have already voted versus people who are expected to vote for romney in the ohio poll. look, chuck and i agree on this, any political operative will tell you, we much rather have the vote already cast than well we're going to vote for you. it's the difference between somebody writing you a check and somebody saying, i'll write you a check in 26 days. i get the whole -- >> or the check's in the mail. >> i get the romney argument and they're probably right for all of the reasons chuck talked about in terps of the demographi
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, senator obama and senator mccain asked us to do one with the podium. they did the same this time with the governor and the president. we are not going to argue about the format as long as they don't touch the integrity of the format itself. we think a better format in getting full discussion of issues in depth of discussion of issues is when you are seated at a table, rather than standing behind a podium. >> no one is more aware than you of all the discussion, and a lot of criticism of the first round of debates this season and how jim lehrer moderated. the commission has put out a statement saying he did exactly the way he wanted, which was a much more open format. take us behind the scenes. since that debate happen, how much discussion internally about how to moderate the open format differently this time around. >> susan, nothing has changed. we think jim did exactly what we asked him to do. the only time limits, and they will be tonight also, and the first question is asked, the candidates will have two minutes to respond. after that, there are no other time limits. it is jus
WETA
Oct 11, 2012 1:30am EDT
that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics. >> narrator: and it raised real problems with his wife michelle. >> the bobby rush race was the nadir of the obama marriage. her feeling was, "why are you doing this?" this is the moment when they want two totally different things. you know, barack obama wants political success, and his wife wants a normal life. i asked the president and first lady how long it had taken them to recover from that period, and they said two to three years. so this is a serious toll on their relationship. >> narrator: for mitt romney, growing up in this affluent suburban detroit neighborhood was just about perfect. >> mitt romney did have this rather elite upbringing. a very wealthy community. he is, you know, very well taken care of. >> narrator: mitt was the youngest of four children. >> these are people who just adored their children. and you could see that mitt and his dad had a very special bond. >> the dad stuff just can't be underestimated. george romney comes up again and again and again as a motif in mitt romney's life. >> narr
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
president obama beat senator mccain. we saw mitt romney there just the other day with chris christie, the governor from new jersey. down here in virginia, also, 13 electoral votes, highly important for both men this year. southeastern virginia, four years ago, the president did very well, especially up here in places like, newport news city, 64-36% over john mccain. governor romney felt it was important to be there also over the past several days to make sure that he can, maybe dig into some of the voters that the president had four years ago. down in florida, such a huge pot of gold in this election yet again with 29 electoral votes. the other day we saw governor romney in pinellas county, that is the western side of tampa, north of st. pete here, a 54-46 winner four years ago. mitt romney was campaigning there in two other counties in florida where president obama did very well four years ago. trying to pick into some of that vote and pick off some of those voters that is coming up in 26 days. later tonight this is what you need to keep an eye on. 8:55 p.m. eastern time in prime ti
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
-up. >> barack obama and senator o'biden, you've said no to everything -- >> of course, the palin-biden matchup was not the first time a relative rookie faced off against a more seasoned opponent. in 2004, it was vice president dick cheney up against senator john edwards. with one rehearsed line highlighted edwards' inexperienced and his poor senate attendance record. >> i'm up in the senate most tuesdays when they're in session. the first time i ever met you was when you walked on the stage tonight. >> but the prize for the best zinger aimed at a whipper snapper undoubtedly goes to the late senator lloyd benson. in his 1988 debate against a youthful dan quayle, benson delivered one of the most famous lines in any debate history. >> senator, i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> it can be a tough line for a washington veteran to walk, touting experience without talking down to an opponent. something that george h.w. bush failed at during his 1984 debate with geraldine ferraro. >> let me help you with the differenc
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 1:00pm PDT
? >> you can call me joe. >> barack obama and senator o'biden, you have said nothing -- >> can i call you joe or is it senator o'biden. four years ago all the praesh pressure was on sarah palin. what a difference four years could make. when he steps onto the stage tonight, the vice president could be carrying the fate of the entire campaign in his hands. and all of the pressure will be on him. we're joined by perry bay caan and michael sharer of "time." the new issue appears on newsstands tomorrow. perry, paul ryan and the republicans have been vigilant about managing expectations for his performance tonight. let's take a listen. >> this is his first time. joe biden has been doing this since the 1800s. he will do a solid job. >> joe biden has been on this stage many times before. it's my first time, so, sure, it's a nervous situation. >> now, i know it will come as a shock to you, perry, when i tell you that the information we just heard from messrs. probus and ryan is categorically untrue. he's debated eight times in his career as an elected official, but i guess that's the problem with
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
say that favorite is obama. today you would say the democrats are likely to keep the senate. governor romney has a very narrow path, and if he wins the presidency, that means there is a wave behind him, there is some left to him, and that will bring in a couple candidates to put them all won over. >> so you understand, charlie cook has forgotten more about the senate races than i ever knew. he is the bible in this. but of the reasons people beforehand a year ago thought the republicans were so sure is 2006 was a wave election and democrats won in a lot place where you did not expect them to win. the democrats work defending 23 seats and republicans only to end. by the nature of the math, it seems likely that the republicans would pick up seats and the democrats would lose. now i think the conventional wisdom is it is less than 50-50 that the republicans will take the senate. >> talk about the house for a moment, controlled by republicans. democrats would have to pick up a lot of the seats. >> it is a long shot. democrats needed 25 seats. put that in context, at the end of world war ii
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
the vice president, think again. remember, the young senator obama just 47 years old in 2008 when he faced senator john mccain who was 72 at the time. needless to say, then senator obama held his own. but there's no telling who will win tonight. one thing is for certain, though. they're both equally passionate and energetic winning people over to their party come november 6th. with me right now, the dynamic duo. cnn political reporter peter hamby and paul steinhauser. good to see you. paul, first things first, when we're talking about the controversial romney 47% comments, do you think biden will go there tonight where his boss did not? >> i think a lot of democrats want that to happen, brooke. there's disappointment, peter, i think that's obvious. the president wasn't going very aggressively against mitt romney over the 47% controversy, over bain capital, the tax returns. i think vice president biden is not been shy at all in the campaign trail, brooke. that's fair to say. what we're looking at tonight is, is he as aggressive going after not the guy sitting next to him but his boss, mitt
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT
attacking joe biden and barack obama on that." wolf, i talked to senator jack reed, obama ally in the senate. i asked him, you know, how should biden respond when this issue comes up? he said, look, we should broaden the story line about libya. we didn't send ground troops in. we used air strikes. we brought in our nato partners and talk about the positive ways the obama administration handled libya and that biden should point out that paul ryan's most recent budget in the house called for reductions in spending to the state department and he said that could jeopardize u.s. security and that biden should point that out. >> we know that half of the debate is supposed to be on foreign policy, national security. the other half on domestic issues. right now they're introducing the wives of the candidates. soledad, tell our viewers what you're seeing. >> that's right. the commissioner has been really running through the program as they head up through the start of the debate. interesting difference between the two wives. very different women, of course. >> very different, primarily because we do
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
and obama narrows in virginia, so does that senate race. back to you. >> big night out there. steve handelsman, thanks so much. >>> baker is campaigning for question 7 in maryland. it would expand gambling in the state. and baker has a message for people who think it's a bad bill. during a taping of viewpoint this morning, baker said the initiative would create 12,000 jobs in the state and 6,000 jobs in the county and raise much-needed revenue. baker is also behind the push to build a new casino at national harbor. he responded to critics' concerns. >> what do you say to your constituents who have a moral dilemma with this, in terms of addiction, concerns about crime and things of that nature? >> what i say to folks is, because maryland's already passed a gaming bill, we are currently -- it's legal to gamble in maryland. there are five sites they do it. and right now, people from prince george's county are going to other sites. the problem is, those issues that are very real come back to prince george's county without the revenues to deal with it. what we want to makeure is we can b
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
barack obama had the house, the senate and himself one party rule. if themed them -- they wanted to get things done like trying to figure out the mythical tax for shipping jobs overseas, they should have done it then. but the fact is, they didn't pass a budget then when they had complete control and they're not passing one now. guest: , look the republicans had a meeting after the inauguration where they made a clear decision to block anything he tried to do at any cost. that's been evidenced by their entire voting record, voting no down the line as guy pointed out. and the reason a budget can't get passed because house republicans will not pass a reasonable budget. they pass a budget with bunch of special interest and balloons the deficit. that's not acceptable and that's not what the voters want. that's why we need to kick the tea party out of congress. when we do that, we can finally get a reasonable budget passed. guest: i'm glad we're going to conspiracy theories on secret meetings. let's focus on the fact that the senate has not passed a budget. we can have every excuse in the b
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 1:00pm PDT
wants to destroy and paul ryan says that the obama and biden ticket want to all but ignore. it should be a feisty debate. here is senator rand paul of the fine state of kentucky, a beautiful state. we are told that they are going to get down and dirty on the data. that could be interesting. what do you think? >>guest: entitlements are consuming the budget. two-thirds of our budget is entitlements. if you are an elected official and you are unwilling to look at reforming the entitlement you should not be in office. this could be a good discussion to talk about entitlements. >>neil: just over the last four years they have green markedly and we asked some of these, just what has been going on the last four years something i want to bring up with the senator, just on medicare alone, if we can take a look at that and the growth in medicare spending over the last four years to the point where we have gone from $390 billion to $485 billion, but what caught my eye is just those who are benefiting from entitlement programs. this is far more important than what you are showing, disability enrol
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT
that barack obama's budget was put in the house and senate and got revoked. that a stellar argument that we're going to talk about barack obama's budget because he's gotten zero votes in house and senate. when you are negotiating, it's hard to negotiate with yourself. the democrats of never figured out a way to get their coalition around one thing, especially in the house. we look forward to negotiating with them and increasing job growth. host: have democrats given up? guest: that is completely untrue. we've invested a lot of money in this district. the real story here is this race is in play at all and the first place. the reason it is employees because before there was a tea party, steve king was the tea party. he was the original tea party. this race should not be in play. this is a longtime incumbent and has been in a long time. it should have never come into play. he was checked out of the district and cared more about hanging out with michele bachmann. last time i checked, there is no border there. this race is in play and we are all in. guest: they're all in without any money. steve
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 1:00pm PDT
use today say, walk softly, talk softly but carry a big stick. senator obama likes to talk loudly. >> senator mccai this is the guy who sang bomb, bomb, bomb iran. who called for the annihilation of north korea. >> all right. it's a delicate line these candidates will have to walk next week with a live studio audience right near them. >> sure. it just changes the vibe completely because you know and i know that they don't have any problem kind of challenging you, challenging a reporter, somebody that they're familiar with. they can be really tough on you and say, hey, that's not true. they don't have a problem shouting you down. but if you have a bunch of undecided voters watching you, there's a couple things. first of all, you can't be too hot. you can't be too aggressive because that vibe is bad in the room. second of all, all the theatrics of it for them. which is the you have to talk to them and you have to seem like you're relating to them. so i think it adds a whole other level of performance if you will to what they're saying. it's also very hard to evade a question that co
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 8:00am PDT
to pick up four senate seats. that's assuming president obama wins re-election. three if president obama ends up losing. and that massachusetts case is key because it jumps those three and four numbers to four and five makes it harder for republicans to take control. >> the poll numbers have been tightening. also here, mark, another post watched senate race in the u.s. right now, that's missouri's claire mccaskill against todd akin featuring rape victims. let's take a look at a clip. >> i'm a and a pro-life mother and rape survival. in the hospital, i was offered emergency contraception because of my personal beliefs, i declined. here's what else i believe. no woman should be denied that choice. what todd akin said is offensive. i've never voted for claire mccaskill, but because of todd akin, i will now. >> so how does akin answer to that? >> it's very hard. the good news for todd akin is that missouri is a purchase leaning state, it has been for the last few years. and so if he gets all the republicans to be able to vote for him, he could end up winning. the problem is that controversia
CNBC
Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
tax increase. that's a great plan. obama wants higher tax rates, and schumer, the leader in the senate, made that clear as well, so it's between romney wanting to cut your tax rates and obama wanting to increase your top tax rates. that's the difference between the two parties. >> all right. dean baker, get you into this discussion. you know, dean, the brookings institute supports lower tax rates and knocking out deductions. that's what they want. everybody in washington except team obama. obama's idea, and biden's idea is to jack up tax rates for the upper end. lord knows what they are going to do with deductions. that isn't tax reform. they are the odd people out. >> well, lord doesn't know what governor romney wants to do. that's what we're trying to figure out. maybe representative ryan will be able to tell us tonight because the point was he's saying he wants it to be revenue neutral. he's told us how much he wants to cut taxes for the wealthy, and then he says he's not going to eliminate the tax deductions for middle-income people. that doesn't add up. >> it does add up. i've got
Current
Oct 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
, and current tv. >> bill: okay. in the next hour we'll talk to bill straus a surrogate for the obama campaign and massachusetts senator. greg albright says hey, bill great show. today was my first day listening. thank you, greg. tell all of your friends. frank points out, i remember how ward dean's screen was played over and over again to ruin his primary hopes. now we hear how bad president obama's performance was. and kirk says the media ought to be more honest. and mitt should never have been allowed to get away with so any blatant lies. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." lop blooep [♪ theme music ♪] >> bill: good morning, everybody. what do you say in this thursday, october 11th. good to see you today welcome to nat's headquarters and welcome to the "full court press" here on current tv. we have got a lot to talk about this morning. how about this? oh my god for a long time we considered lance arm strong our hero, then he learned that he just might have been on performance-enhancing drugs, and now the latest report shows that lance arm strong was head of a
FOX
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
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FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 2:00pm PDT
for the senate and said -- >> eric: obama said -- >> bob: don't bring it back to obama. or gay marriage. >> andrea: he said he would balance budget and premiums would go up and keep your doctor. >> bob: i don't believe that romney -- >> andrea: is president obama a liar? >> bob: i don't think -- you come back to obama. i don't believe romney is a liar. he has one goal and one only elected president. he wants to get there. >> greg: doesn't obama? >> bob: not really. >> greg: that's why i love you. >> andrea: bob beckel is here to save the day and says you don't need to worry if romney will not win. he'll explain the theory. you don't want to miss this. ♪ ♪ this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and en treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero hearurn. and don't get heartburn in the first place! ( bell rings ) they remwish i saw mine of my granmore often, but they live so far a
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
we're going to cover until the election day. they backed then senator obama by double digits four years ago. now women voters are evenly split on the president and mitt romney. erasing an 18-point lead that the presidt had just last month. maria cardona is in washington, or as i like to call her, mcdmc. republican strategist and cnn contributor in new york is ana navaro there. >> i like what l.c. calls me, the solution. >> that's right. we came up with that. >> can we believe the numbers? how is this going to shape tonight's vice presidential debate if anybody is putting stock in these numbers? >> i think the movement clearly come comes from the bounce that mitt romney enjoyed from his performance last week. the question, is it sustainable? look, there's no question that there was nowhere to go but up for mitt romney. because the gap was so big. the question is going into tonight's debate, will it hold? and that's going to be a big question. and i'm going to say probably not. because mitt romney gave us a big opening, even just yesterday where he continued to, i would say flip flo
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 10:00am PDT
was beating the heck out of barack obama and the positions barack obama had taken as a senator all those years, and then the minute he was chosen for the vp nomination on the democrat ticket, joe biden all of a sudden said that barack obama then was the smartest boy in the room and that he was walking on water. and i so wanted to understand what all the flip-flops were and the positions that he had taken then going from senator to vp nominee. i hope that paul ryan gets to coax that out of him because it's very important for the electorate to understand how politicians can change their minds, tear policies, their principles -- their policies, their principles, their foundational substance so quickly according to politics, not principle. megyn: do you think that either of these men will be nervous tonight? joe biden's had some 18 debates under his belt just in the recent election cycles because, of course, he was running for the democratic nomination, didn't get it, lost to barack obama, but had a lot of debates on the democratic side, and paul ryan, he's a seven-term congressman, but this is re
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT
to be a -- remember that when president obama became president he did have a democratic house and senate, perhaps not the 60 votes but he had, you know, the votes necessary to control things in the congress of the united states. he had some problems there as well. i mean, if i were to be critical of the president and maybe not be my place to do so, but if i were, it would be along those lines. i don't think that he has done a particularly good job of communicating with either party. i was there on the floor of the house when they were doing the obama care legislation and there was a lot of grumbling. i'm not talking about just those democrats that voted against it. there was a lot of grumbling from the other democrats that the white house had not been very flexible in terms of working things out with them. i can tell you as a moderate republican that i was at the white house and we had a session with rahm emanuel and the president told us he should communicate with us on these issues, particularly health care, and that never really happened either. i think that's a bit of a problem with this pres
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
but there is so. there is no. over the last few years under the leadership of both senators dodd and casey, the obama administration and congress have provided new key investment in early learning and children's health programs, including the $500 million fo for the race toe top early learning challenge act fund, over $3 billion in new early head start and early head start and head start funding, and nearly $33 billion in new funds for the childress health insurance program, which also expanded coverage to 4 million new children. simply put, strong investments in education and health for the next generation are essential to ensuring the economic prosperity and security of america. and deeper investment, particularly and early childhood education means something their personal to me, and not just because i have about 50 little kids at my house. at least that's what it feels like. these investments are fundamental to breaking the cycle of poverty in places like when all to washington and places like my home state of west virginia. actually all over the country. where poverty has gripped fami
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 10:00am EDT
we want to talk about who abandoned whom? the obama administration had two years of republican house and senate and they did not introduce the same reforms that had been introduced before. >> this is all politics. we are not the world police. we are not supposed to be the world police. you go back to george washington and he was saying, to not be the world police. what i want to know from the congressman is, will he admit he got hoodwinked on iraq? the government sold us a bill of goods about weapons of mass destruction for a country that has the gdp of a small city that was no threat there. it was no threat made or no ability to harm the united states, but here we are nine years into a war in iraq for 4,500 servicemen dead. he got faked out on that one. that is something we should not have been involved in. i wonder if the congressman would admit he was wrong? >> hindsight is 20/20. you had virtually the entire congress move along with the resolution to go to war. >> there is something happening in iran with nuclear weapons that is getting a lot of attention. how can we handle the t
FOX News
Oct 10, 2012 10:00pm PDT
in pennsylvania, by a polling firm i trust, john mclaughlin that shows that romney is defeating obama in pennsylvania by 49-forty46. smith's running very close to casey for the senate. ryan needs to keep that momentum up approximate this election could be over. i think the big thing is the contrast between the politician and a policy person. a young person and an old person. i think on both scores, ryan will really help romney. we have to realize how much of obama's appeal is generational. when you you are putting on a v.p. debate with a 25 or 25-year, i guess, difference in age, and one who is kind of a haggard regular old-time bomb baftic politician, and the other, a very incisive, sharp, focused policy person, i think that you really are going to see ryan have a tremendous edge. the other thing is that ryan wrote the romney program. this is not just a candidate for v.p., his the intellectual leader of the republican party today. for him to be up there debating in a political debate is like, you know, it's like mickey mantle coming to bat because he -- he wrote all of these programs
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
for you. call now. ♪ >>> welcome back. mitt romney spent most of the week in ohio and president obama campaigned there on tuesday. before leaving for north carolina, he says mitt romney is getting in another debate prep with senator rob fortman. ted strickland. governor, it's a pleasure having you on here. >> it's great to be here. >> our new polls show romney gaining. president obama is leading. six point lead versus an eight point lead after the debate. you see the numbers, 51/45. >> yes, but i'll take it. 51, that's over 50%. if you get over 50%, you're going to win. so i'll take 51/45 any time. >> so you're predicting a win in ohio for president obama? >> ohio's going to be strong for the president. i think other battleground states are going to be strong as well. >> particularly in ohio, no other republican candidate has won the white house without the state. it was just last week where they were trying to come up with a strategy for winning the white house without ohio. they've hunkered down and added more staff. it seems to be an interesting argument at this point or what argum
FOX News
Oct 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
wedding back in the early '90s being attended by then future senator and president barak obama. that marriage ended in divorce years later. reached out to the campaigns yesterday and asked whether or not this was going to be an issue in terms of impartiality or beliefs in that. both campaigns waived off on it. in terms of the polling numbers, we've seen a lot on presidential candidates, but very little on vice presidential. we do have some to share. joe biden in the negative on the split by three percentage points. paul ryan, plus ten. that might have a lot to do that he's relatively new on the national scene and 16% you see there really can't rate him 'cause they don't know enough about him. paul ryan may do something about that tonight with a national television audience, which will have to compete, and i know this breaks brian's heart, with the yankees-orioles game on television. we know brian is a dedicated political watcher, so he will actually turn off the orioles- yankees game, all of the vice presidential debate. and then all of the breakdown after on fox. so he's goin
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 2:00pm PDT
for president obama and steve beshear is the i will plus illustrious governor of the state of kentucky. how can you get elected in this state and mitch mcconnell is your senator. >> kentucky is a bits schizophrenic. we voted for carter and then voted for reagan and then voted for clinton then we voted for bush. we go back and forth on the national scene. >> what are you going to do this time? >> stephanie, thanks for joining us. stephanie cutter has been out there all the time. give me a sense, if you can, of the feeling of inside chicago, inside the headquarters. >> well, you know, chris, it's the same as it has been for months. we have always said and always believed that this is going to be a very close race all the way up until election day. the president wasn't happy with his debate performance. he is looking forward to the next debate to, you know, take romney on, clear up some of those facts that romney wasn't so clear on, and, you know, we're working hard. >> what do you think about -- governor, what do you think about romney's performance last week? i thought it was different than ever
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
at the top of the ticket with john mccain and barack obama. .. preparation as yes we know playing joe biden in the debate prep and congressman paul ryan in senator vice president biden's debate. what's going on inside there. how do they prepare who else is guiding congressman ryan an the president. >> let's start with ryan he spent last week and weekend in virginia doing mock debate prep, watching videos of joe biden. he watched biden's debate with sarah palin four years ago. he watched joe biden foreign policy speech from earlier this year. he watched many of the 2007 and 2008 dnc primary debate where biden is on the stage. there's a film review, and there's practice. scrimmages in the case of ryan, the former lieutenant governor of massachusetts has been playing the role of the moderator. and ted olson has been sparring as joe biden. old son has taken on the task with gusto. he got down the mannerism of joe biden as joe biden would say literally got down the mannerism and he is really playing the role and a staffer in the room told me. thing is a -- there is reading, and there is actual m
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 3:30am PDT
to sacramento. i always have been engaged in civic activities and my first campaign was six and senator kennedy. and i worked on al gore i was an intern in his office and volunteered in his campaign and i volunteered in new hampshire for obama and for nusome and lee. i have been on the library commission and i have a public service history in my family. my grandfather used to work for the school board. my dad is on the u.s. supreme court and so i believe that the pinnacle of a person's career is to make an impact on public service and when you see faith in our system of government dropping off a cliff, like it has, going from 80 percent to 20 percent, you see, something is wrong. something is not working. and when you have politics as usual, in sacramento, not being honest, not being transparent, not dealing with the problems and challenges of the future, we say that we have to change that. and so i want to bring that independent perspective, and that personal honesty and that willingness to invest in the things that are important for our future and being able to reform, status quo which is dys
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